The El Cajon Animal Shelter is run by the City of El Cajon. We house lost pets for the citizens of El Cajon and La Mesa only. If you have lost your pet and live near us you need to come down and see if your pet is in our shelter.
We are open Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 5 pm for viewing the animals. The office is open until 5:30pm for licenses. We are closed on Sundays, Mondays and Holidays.
Adopting a friend
We have pets of all different types for adoption. We can adopt to you no matter where you live. Check out our pets for adoption on our pet list. Our adoption pets change daily so come down and see what we have. We will try to match you up with the best pet for you and your family.
Dog adoptions are $80
Cat adoptions are $80
If you adopt a senior pet (over 8 years old) the adoption fee $30
Dog and Cat adoptions include a registered microchip, they are spayed and neutered and they are up to date with their vaccinations.
We also have other types of pets for adoption at different times. The adoption fees for these animals varies from pet to pet.
Come Visit Us!
We are located at 1275 N. Marshall in El Cajon.
2 Blocks north of Fletcher Parkway. Just a jump and a skip from Parkway Plaza.
You can call us at (619) 441-1580
Directions: From West: If you are coming from the west take I-8 to the Main Street Exit. Turn right onto Main Street. The first signal light is Marshall, turn left. Travel approximately 2 1/2 miles. We are on the right side next door to the Fire Department.
From East: If you are coming from the east, take I-8 west to Highway 67 north to the Bradley Exit. Turn left onto Bradley (west). Take Bradley to Marshall and turn left. We are 3/4 down the block on the left hand side next door to the Fire Department.
From Santee: If you are coming from Santee, take Cuyamaca south to Bradley. Turn left (east) go one block to Marshall and turn right. We are 3/4 down the block on the left hand side next door to the Fire Department.
From Inland North: If you are coming from Ramona or North Inland. Take Highway 67 south to the Bradley exit. Turn right (west) on Bradley to Marshall. Turn left on Bradley. We are 3/4 down the block on the left hand side next door to the Fire Department.
El Cajon Animal Shelter 1275 N. Marshall
Click here for a list of pets at this shelter